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How to Cross Stitch Letters on Crochet

2022-11-04T07:16:56Z
January 28, 2019 | Modified: 2022-11-04T07:16:56Z

Please note that this blog post is a tutorial for cross-stitching your Candy Heart Pillows. If you are looking for the crochet pattern for the Candy Heart Pillows, please click here.

Hello! Over the weekend, I showed off some of my Candy Heart Pillows on Instagram.

FREE Cross Stitch Letters on a Single Crochet Canvas

I'm actually quite happy with what I decided to put on my pillows! Namely, "Netflix & Chill" - haha! I thought that one was the cutest.

FREE Cross Stitch Letters on a Single Crochet Canvas

I tried to tap into some Disney-themed ones with "So this is Love". I tried to do "True Love's Kiss" but I think that might have been a bit too long and looked uneven if I tried to force all the words on there, so I left it at "True Love".

FREE Cross Stitch Letters on a Single Crochet Canvas

Single crochet makes an awesome canvas to cross-stitch on because the height and width of the stitch are approximately the same.

Here is a picture of where you would put your cross stitches on your canvas. Sometimes the holes might look like they're not aligned, but just keep going and you'll eventually be able to see it come together.

FREE Cross Stitch Letters on a Single Crochet Canvas

I thought you might be interested in the font/cross stitch pattern for the letters I used for these pillows to make them look like Candy Hearts or Sweetheart candies, so I drew them up for you! Now you can customize it and say whatever you want it to!

Each letter is 7 cross stitches tall and about 3-5 stitches wide on average. I've included the ampersand (&) symbol, but as an FYI, that one is actually 8 stitches tall.

What I did was that I drafted the sayings on grid paper or you can use StitchFiddle and then measured it along the widest part of the heart to see how many stitches I need to block off on each side to center the words.

FREE Cross Stitch Letters on a Single Crochet Canvas

FREE Cross Stitch Letters on a Single Crochet Canvas

I thought I would include some ideas from what people suggested to me when I put out my Candy Heart Pillows on Facebook and Instagram for suggestions. If you got any other suggestions that I could add to the list, don't forget to leave me a comment below!

Traditional Valentine's Candy Heart sayings:


Be Mine, Kiss Me, Hug Me, Love You, All Mine, UR Hot, URAQT

Snarky/Sassy Hearts sayings:


Haha No, LOL No, No Means No, No Thnx, Bye, Let's Talk Never, Dream On, Yeah but No,

Pop Culture Heart sayings:


Netflix & Chill, How you doin'?, Hey Girl, Ur my Lobster

Disney Heart Sayings: 


Best Day Ever, True Love, True Love's Kiss, So This is Love, Disney Girl, Let's Make Magic, Happily Ever After

FREE Cross Stitch Letters on a Single Crochet Canvas

Did you make your own Candy Heart Pillows? I'd love to see it! Please share it with me on Instagram and/or use the #onceuponacheerio hashtag.

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FREE Cross Stitch Letters on a Single Crochet Canvas





This is an original pattern and tutorial written by Juli Anne of Once Upon a Cheerio. Please do not claim this pattern or tutorial as your own. If you wish to share this pattern and tutorial, you may link to this blog post but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell or distribute the pattern or tutorial.

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Sj - shadow said...

hi! whats the yarn you used for creating these letters? these are so beautiful!!!

Juli Anne said...

Hello! The letters were seen on using worsted weight yarn because the pillows were made using worsted weight yarn :)

Unknown said...

Did you put the letters on before or after assembling the pillow pieces?

Juli Anne said...

I actually cross stitched/embroidered the letters onto the pillow AFTER I assembled it. But you can do it before if you like. There's no real order to it.

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